Motherf*cking tax season!!!

posted 3 years ago in Money
Post # 3
Member
10493 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@Pinkmoon:  I especially hate the receipts that I need that aren’t typical tax forms.  Every year, I try my health expenses but originally DH and I made too little to claim them and now he makes too much and I make too little.  One of these years there will be enough!

Have you considered contributing more than the optimal amount and carrying the deduction forward?

Post # 4
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10493 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

Forgot to say, it would help if everything arrived around the same time!  I got some stuff this week, but it always seems like I’m waiting until March for something.

Post # 6
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42510 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I quit banging my head against that wall years ago. I have one file folder in my filing cabinet for anything that might be income tax related. Everything goes in that file all year. At tax time it’s all in one place.

Guy bangs head on wall

Post # 8
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1646 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@julies1949:  I do the same thing. It’s the only way to keep me organized and keeps me from wanting to shoot myself during tax season.

Post # 9
Member
10493 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@julies1949:  I have that file.  Somehow the papers don’t always find there way to it though.  Especially the reciepts.

Post # 10
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825 posts
Busy bee

I may be in the minority, but I love tax season. The most stressful part for me is getting my W-2 from my employer (they’re. so. slow.) but I don’t have any kids, don’t own anything, and pay student loan interest so I always get like a $2,000 ‘gift’ in March from my refund.

Post # 11
Hostess
24457 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I scan in everything for my taxes and save it on my computer. Then everything is ready and waiting for my files in the mail to come.

I am a freak and enjoy entering everything even though we always owe now.

Post # 13
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42510 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Pinkmoon:  so you choose to keep head banging…   You have to put that receipt somewhere. Why not file it correctly so you don’t have to go through this every year?

There’s no way that receipts can be out Jan 1. Many employers payroll periods overlap from December into January. It’s not physically possible to send out receipts Jan 1 when the last payroll period for 2013 hasn’t even finished.

As the pp has said, you can always choose to over contribute and carry it forward if it’s too much for this yer. If your income hasn’t changed much from last year, you should already have a pretty good idea of what it will take.

Post # 14
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1768 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I hate tax season just because I work in hr so I get a million angry phone calls/emails asking where W2s are when HELLO, they don’t have to be sent out until 1/31. Or they’re annoyed because we only do online W2s. Or because they did their W4s incorrectly and now they owe money. And guess what?! I don’t have anything to do with that. There’s a whole ‘nother department called payroll. So stop being mean to me.

Post # 16
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40 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@julies1949:  That works for all the deduction thingys, but you need stuff from other people too.  I hate waiting for the income disclosure things to come in the mail.  I need 3: one from work (check this year) and two from the financial institutions that have to report the 20 bucks of intrest I get.  They never come till like Feb.  Annoying!!!

 

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